Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019 is calling all cyclist enthusiasts to get ready to dust off their bikes and get set for a fun-fueled, successful weekend of cycling, with the return of this popular annual cycling event. Hosted at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, on the weekend of 23–24 November 2019, this year’s cycling extravaganza will once again feature thrilling races and plenty of off-track fun. Approximately 3,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities are expected to be taking part across seven ride categories, with early-bird tickets already available.
Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019 will offer competitive and leisure ride options from 12 km to 62 km on the scenic, safe, closed-road circuits around Siam Country Club, one of Thailand’s most renowned international sporting event venues. The adventure-packed cycling and family fun weekend has an inclusive “Ride for All” tone, enabling everyone, whatever their level of ability, an opportunity to experience bike riding in a beautiful location
Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom, Director and Executive Vice President of Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited said “As the title sponsor, Bangkok Bank is excited to once again put their support behind the International cycling event ‘Bangkok Bank CycleFest’ for a third consecutive year, and we look forward to continuing the tremendous success of the last two years. ‘Bangkok Bank CycleFest’ is recognized and praised as one of the most exciting events to occur in Pattaya. The past two events have been met with an overwhelmingly positive response from cyclists and spectators alike. This feedback reinforces our position of being ‘Your Trusted Partner’ by continually striving to promote healthy lifestyle activities that align with innovative products and services that take care of our customer’s financial health. In addition, Bangkok Bank CycleFest also supports charitable organizations by enabling cyclists to donate upon registration and this year will be generously donating to Siriraj Foundation. ‘Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019’ will be held on 23 – 24 November 2019 at Siam Country Club Pattaya. As a further benefit for our valued customers, Bangkok Bank is offering special privileges to Bangkok Bank Infinite Card or Bangkok Bank Platinum Leader Card holders who will enjoy a 25% discount, whilst Bangkok Bank Credit Card or Be1st Debit Card holders will enjoy a 20% discount.”
Sontaya Khunplome, Mayor of Pattaya City, shared, “Cycling is an ideal way to keep fit and provides a great opportunity to challenge yourself by pushing your body to the limit. Thailand is the perfect destination for an international cycling event, and the seaside city of Pattaya provides the ideal climate and scenery for a weekend of high-quality sport. Set to attract top cycling athletes from around the world, in addition to many Thai celebrity cyclists, Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019 places Pattaya on the global stage. Local and national cyclists, whether young or old, experienced or beginner-level, are invited to start preparing for this exciting health, fitness and wellbeing event that all the family can enjoy. And why not extend the action-packed two-day weekend to a relaxing one-week holiday? With stunning natural features, interesting local cultural sights and plenty of family-friendly attractions available to explore – there is no better time to discover the real Pattaya; a gem of Thailand.”
Whether you’re a competitive racer attempting to beat a personal best, or a fun rider seeking to enjoy a more relaxed circuit, all are welcomed to indulge in a fabulous weekend of cycling by registering to participate in one, or more, of the seven ride categories.
Organized by IMG, a global leader in sports, Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019 promises to deliver an inclusive, memorable experience with an emphasis on enjoyment both on and off the circuit.
In between race events participants can enjoy quality time with family and friends at the Festival Village. There will be outlets offering an extensive range of renowned cycling brand equipment, food and beverage booths, games, gift giveaways, and a free BMX Pump Track zone, so even the most passionate of cycling fans will be well catered for.
With a focus on helping the community, Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019 will be raising funds for official charity partner Siriraj Foundation, whose mission is to assist with the treatment and care of underprivileged patients at Siriraj Hospital. Cycle race participants will also have the opportunity to give a donation upon registration, via the online registration platform: www.BangkokBankCycleFest.com.
Yo Yossawadee Hassadeevichit said, “Being this year’s ambassador of the Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019 will be a highlight of my year, and I very much look forward to riding alongside participants this year. Whether you’re a committed cycling enthusiast, a leisure cyclist seeking to get fit, or a parent who would relish a healthy weekend outdoors with your family, please come along and join in. And don’t forget – when registering for one of the seven ride categories, you can do your part to help support Siriraj Foundation in their valuable work treating underprivileged patients, by donating online. The Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019 is an opportunity not to be missed, so grab your helmet, get on your bike and start getting ready for November!”
Mr. Robbie Henchman, Senior Vice President, International Strategic Partnerships, Endeavor (Holding Company of IMG), added, “Whether racing to win, or riding to finish, Bangkok Bank CycleFest is a true test of legs and lungs. We may delight in designing such a challenge, but we also share the pride our competitors feel when they pull on that finisher’s medal. The Festival Team will be
working hard over the next few months to get it all in motion. We would like to thank Bangkok Bank and all the sponsors for their valued support in creating Thailand’s ultimate annual cycling festival. Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019 is going to prove yet another smash event, featuring great cycling over a two-day weekend in sunny Pattaya.”
Bangkok Bank CycleFest is proudly sponsored by Bangkok Bank along with our premium partners Siam Daikin Sales, Aero Media Group, as well as support from Ete Ice cream, Jetts 24 hour fitness, Three Sixty Five, Under Armour, Bangkok Insurance, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, Bike and Body, JJ Pro Performance Centre, Shimano, Sport Bicycle and World Bike